Fruit Trees

Best 7 Lime Trees To Grow In Southern California

There are several different varieties of lime trees that grow in southern California. Bearss, Persian, and Australian finger limes are all excellent choices for small yards.

If you want a smaller lime, you can opt for the Bearss tree. This is an easy to grow citrus plant that has many uses in the landscape.

As a bonus, it is low-maintenance and easy to care for. Listed below are some tips on growing and caring for this tropical fruit.

Pruning your lime tree is essential for its health and appearance. It is best to prune once a year or every other year. The main reason for pruning is to remove dead and crossed wood.

Also, it is important to use disinfected copper so as not to spread any disease. It is also important to use gloves and a mask. If your children or pets are going to be playing with your plant, make sure they are wearing protective gear.

Aside from watering, lime trees require little maintenance. They can survive droughts and low rainfall, but they do not like standing water.

If you have a container, check the soil regularly to see if it is dry enough for the plant to grow. If you have a container, make sure it is not sitting in a tray of water.

Using a drip line can help water sinks into the soil, so you can enjoy the beauty of your tree without worrying about overwatering it.

In Southern California, there are two main varieties of lime trees. Mandarin lime tree is seedless and grows in the area, while Bearss is a hybrid from Asia.

These are the two most common types of lime tree and can be interchanged. The Persian lime is a hybrid lime tree that grows in Florida.

Depending on the climate, the citrus fruit you grow will have different characteristics, depending on what you want to do with it.

The Bearss lime is the most common citrus tree in California. They are a reliable variety that does not need high heat to grow and fruit.

As a result, they are the most popular choice for home gardeners. In Southern California, these trees produce citrus fruits.

Besides, they are also easy to store. They do not need to be fertilized as they are native to the region. The USDA recommends “No. 1” cultivar, but this is still a great option for the Southern CA area.

The Mexican lime is the most common lime tree in the US. It is also known as a key lime tree and can grow to be up to 15 feet tall.

It is the best citrus for southern California because it can grow up to 150 feet and produce fruit that can be used in guacamole and pico de Gallo.

In addition, this citrus tree grows in zones nine to eleven. It is less acidic than other limes, so it is a good choice for cooler climates.


Kaffir Lime Tree


You can save a lot of money by growing your own Thai spices. Known for its long-lasting culinary interest, Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix ‘Kaffir’) is a dwarf fruit tree which is highly prized for its leaves which are widely used in different types of Southeast Asian cuisines, most notably in recipes from Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos.

There is an enormous amount of flavor that is added to the dish by the Kaffir leaf and the fresh lime zest of the fruit, much in the same way as the bay leaves or lemon grass.

You will be delighted with the taste of your own Thai curries and stir-fries created with the freshest possible ingredients.

It is distinguished by its double-lobed leaves that appear to be two separate segments, and it is known throughout the world for the high demand for essential oil from the leaves of this plant.


Thornless Mexican Lime Tree


You can now picture yourself relaxing on the beach with a cold fruity drink in your hand and clear blue waters all around you!

Most likely the fruity drink has a slice of lime in it or a couple of drops of refreshing lime juice!

In spite of the fact that we don’t sell vacations and paradise, we can help you achieve that feeling at home with our Thornless Mexican Lime Trees (Citrus aurantifolia ‘Mexican Thornless’) for sale.

With a very long shelf life, this little Lime thrives in citrus-growing areas of the US as well as in sunny windows in containers everywhere else in the world. But the deliciousness of this drink does not end there – try it in cooking, too!

The citrus fruit is ideal for zest, limeades, and as a twist on traditional iced tea, once you grow it for yourself you will be able to find a hundred uses for it. You will not be stung when you pick the fruit because, as the name suggests, there are no nasty thorns.


Mexican Key Lime Tree


Across the country, if you have a look in any bartender’s tray, you will likely find neat triangles of squeezably cut limes stacked neatly together.

These are Mexican Key Lime trees (Citrus aurantifolia) and they add a wonderful taste boost to a cocktail, a glass of sparkling water or a taco when spritzed with them.

Don’t even start talking about how much we love the sweet-tart taste of Key Lime pie.

In addition to being smaller, sweeter, and having a thinner skin than Persian lime varieties, Mexican Key Limes are true limes.

The thin skin of these fruits are green or yellow-green in color, but they are packed with fruit juice.

There is something pleasing and wonderful about this small, tart fruit that has an outstanding floral taste.

It is a fruit which fetches a good price on the market, and the price of these limes at the supermarket is really considerable. Instead of buying them from the supermarket, why not grow your own supply at home?

It is a flower that bears fragrant, purple, waxy white buds that open to reveal pure white flowers. As they open, the air is filled with a wonderfully fresh citrus fragrance.

Palestine Lime Tree

As far as we are concerned, Key limes, Tahiti limes, Rangpur limes and Mexican limes are popular for their tart flavor which gives us mouth-watering treats like pie and limeade, as well as great sour flavored condiments.

(After all, what’s a fish taco without lime?) But sometimes that lime flavor is just a little too strong and it cannot be replaced by lemon.

There is nothing more delicious in the summertime than a delicious Palestine Lime (Citrus limettioides)!

Limes from Palestine are not ripe until they turn a soft yellow (not green as other limes do).

If they are ripe, they have a mild lime flavor, which makes them perfect for Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. You can juice these limes or use them for tea, or grate them for zest in baked goods or curries to add zest to them.

During the early part of the season, the trees start giving off very aromatic white flowers, which will make your garden smell divine. In addition to that, they are also strong growers in pots indoors by a sunny window.

Limequat Citrus Tree

Limequat Citrus Trees were bred for the best balance: the result of a cross between a Key Lime and a Kumquat.

The limequat is a small kumquat-like fruit that is yellow-green in color and has a crunch similar to a kumquat, which makes it perfect for snacking on without the trouble of peeling it.

Additionally, they have the sweet and tangy flavors of limes and oranges combined with a tart aftertaste.

In addition to their unique flavor, they are perfect for cooking with, as well as adding them to drinks to enhance your favorite recipes.

As a matter of fact, Limequat Trees are one of the most highly recommended house plants as they thrive in containers because they grow very well in indoor environments.

When the weather is warm enough, you can put your Limequat tree out in the yard for a beautiful ornamental tree that you can enjoy during the warmer months. On the other hand, they can also be placed in a corner as accent pieces or on a tabletop to be the center of attention.

Meyer Lemon and Key Lime Tree Pack

We’ve included everything you need to start your own citrus orchard – from lemonade to key lime pie!

In warmer climates, our Meyer Lemon + Key Lime Tree Pack comes with one 1-2 foot Meyer Lemon Tree, and one 1-2 foot Key Lime Tree – perfect for backyard gardens, or a house or patio plant in cooler climates.

No matter where you plant them, you’ll enjoy the bright and tart flavor of Key Lime and the sweet and tangy flavor of Meyer Lemon (a cross between a lemon and an orange) grown at home. Although both of these trees are self-pollinating, combining them will give you twice the pollination power, resulting in an even larger yield!